International tour operators in search of Kvarner's secrets
In mid-November, the Kvarner region was visited by 69 representatives of international tour operators from as many as 17 countries. During their 2-day stay, these representatives had a great opportunity to discover some of the secrets of this area's unique tourism offer. What they discovered, and what new package holidays they will be offering – we'll just have to wait and see what they put in their programmes for the next year.
In mid-November, the Kvarner County Tourism Office and the Istria Tourist Board welcomed 69 representatives of international tour operators from 17 different countries to a series of workshops and inspection trips organised by the Croatian National Tourist Board under the title "Buy Croatia". A similar programme took place earlier this year in other Croatian regions, always with the aim of presenting tourism offer of individual Croatian regions to the partners from abroad.
The programme always includes trips to various destinations and their most interesting landmarks. In addition, visitors have the chance to meet local tourism professionals and find potential business partners. During this study tour, foreign partners spent two days on Kvarner, and two days in Istria.
During their stay on Kvarner, the partners first visited Gorski kotar and its attractive resort of Fužine with a picturesque lake and some further natural attractions of the local area. From there, they went on to the Opatija Riviera.
In Opatija they were welcomed by the attractive costumed guides from the Liburnia tourist guides association, who informed them about the town's rich tourism offer with special emphasis on accommodation in some of its numerous hotels. After sampling some of Kvarner's typical specialities, the partners visited the island of Krk, where they learned more about the local tradition of wine growing. In the town of Krk, they were welcomed by the costumed members of the association, who presented the island's traditional dishes and its rich cultural and historical heritage.